Pitch or Ditch for Thursday, May 9

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox

CORY’S PICKS

Colon @ Kazmir – tough matchup for Colon but he’s dealing of late
Guthrie @ F. Garcia
Dickey @ Price
Teheran @ Vogelsong – Vogelsong scuffling this year despite strong K rate
Sabathia @ Francis
Correia @ Lackey - Lackey solid so far
Vargas @ Harrell
Fister @ Haren
Locke @ Gee – have to do it!
Hamels @ Corbin

14 Comments

In the “every little bit helps” category, I’m just looking for opinions about good, cheap options for 2nd catcher in 12 or 13 team leagues that use 2 catchers. I drafted Iannetta in both of my 2 catcher leagues, but decided to drop him for Ramos in one. Also available are the likes of Doumit, Hundley, Avila, Castro. Also, would you use any of these in place of Russell Martin??

Greg,

Guys like Wellington Castillo, Jason Castro or even A.J. Ellis might be available. I’m a fan of all three.

Zach

Drop Keppinger for Yuni B? Both are eligible at 1B, 2B & 3B so eligibility’s not an issue.

Seth,

I’m fine with that. Betancourt has been hot while Keppinger has struggled. And I don’t think you’ll be missing much long-term by dropping Keppinger.

Zach

hey zach- hellickson & beckett hit the wire. drop lincecum for one? 12 tm mixed.

Chico,

I think I’d stick with Lincecum for now. Although he’s been just as erratic as last year, I consider Tiny Tim’s ceiling to be higher than that of Beckett or Hellickson, and Hellickson has struggled lately.

Zach

I am hurting for saves so offered Verlander and B. Crawford (he needs SS help) for Harvey and Wilhelmsen. Waiting to hear back. What do you think?

Also I have held onto Maybin and am debating dropping him. Do you think he has any value going forward? My outfield is Crawford, Willingham, Cabrera, Pence, Revere, Jones, Smith, and Bourn on the bench. Was thinking of droppong Maybin for Adams.

Adrian,

I answered this one earlier under the previous post.

Zach

Personally, I think anyone that starts Gee is crazy. With a 6.16 ERA, he showed last time out he’s not even useful against low quality opponents. He got destroyed by the Marlins. Interesting call there.

Which side do you prefer?
A: Marte
B: Sabathia

Id be getting Sabathia. I am middle of the pack in pitching, while my offense is top 3 in all offensive categories.

12 Team H2H, this is how my team looks now, but Im in 5th place and I feel Im missing something, I think is that my team needs a legit ACE. Someone on my league is willing to offer a good SP in exchange for an OF. His SP consist of Gio Gonzalez, Felix Hernandez, P. Corbin, J. Guthrie, Matt Moore, Jhoulys Chacin, Doug Fister, T. Milone . Which one you think I should try to trade for or will be a good fit to my team? thanks for any suggestion! C- Joe Mauer (Min – C,1B)
1B- Albert Pujols (LAA – 1B)
2B- Brandon Phillips (Cin – 2B)
3B- Evan Longoria (TB – 3B)
SS- Starlin Castro (ChC – SS
IF- Justin Morneau (Min – 1B)
OF- Alex Gordon (KC – OF)
OF- Nelson Cruz (Tex – OF)
OF- Hunter Pence (SF – OF)
OF- Andre Ethier (LAD – OF)
BN- Will Middlebrooks (Bos – 3B)
BN- Jayson Werth (Was – OF)

SP- Max Scherzer (Det – SP)
SP- Wandy Rodriguez (Pit – SP)
SP- Ian Kennedy (Ari – SP)
SP- Hisashi Iwakuma (Sea – SP,RP)
RP- Rafael Betancourt (Col – RP)
RP- Bobby Parnell (NYM – RP)
RP- Jason Grilli (Pit – RP)
RP- Mark Melancon (Pit – RP)
RP- Ernesto Frieri (LAA – RP)
SP- Jim Henderson (Mil – RP)
SP- Clay Buchholz (Bos – SP)
SP- Yovani Gallardo (Mil – SP)
SP- Jaime Garcia (StL – SP)
DL- Matt Garza

KB,

I honestly don’t really think you need a “Ace” as I pretty much consider Scherzer to be an ace and I haven’t lost faith in Kennedy and Gallardo bouncing back from their wildly inconsistent starts to the season. I also really like your offense and by trading a bat, you might be doing yourself more harm than good. I’d sit tight, at least for a few more weeks.

Zach

I am SO GLAD I dropped Beckett for Kazmir. Kazmir’s xFIP and K/9 are incredible thus far. If he is on your waivers, snatch him up.

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